Stay Safe, Stay Strong: The Facts About Nuclear Weapons
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- U.S. Air Force
Nuclear weapons Atomic weapons A-Bombs Danger Lurks safety
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Subject: Stay Safe, Stay Strong
1. the "lightning quick" computers and the (apparently also "lightning quick") slide rule;
2. the earnest voice which narrates the film. i think he really believed all of this (i think for the most part this was true as far as they knew in 1960).
Subject: Not the whole picture...
While the cases of lost bombs mentioned do not contain all the facts, the physics theories presented are accurate (as far as I know).
Subject: THESE ARE THE FACTS (Not a ufolawyer review)
Subject: Safe and sound...
These 'features' are more or less the inherent properties of the weapons themselves that do prohibit accidental explosions of the weapons.
There have been hundreds of nuclear weapons lost or damaged over the years, and NONE of them have accidentally exploded, or leaked harmful fall-out over the environment. This reel shows some interesting tests that were performed to verify the stability of nuclear weapons in plane crashes and fires.
If you're nervous about an accidental discharge or detonation of nuclear weapons, then watch this reel. There is a bonus in that the reel demonstrates how nuclear weapons are implemented.
Of course what isnÂt discussed is the US GovernmentÂs policy (during the time of this film) regarding the ownership of the decision to use the weapons of mass destruction. For example, did the B-52 bombardierÂs have the control, or was this a remotely controlled decision of SAC or the white house?
Subject: hartze11 is wrong... WAY WRONG
HOGWASH! There are nuclear weapons sitting at the bottoms of several oceans just rotting away doing God-knows what. A US B-52 crashed in Greenland that had 4 nuclear bombs on-board that scattered and burnt spreading radiation.
I won't waste your time by telling you that there have been many nuclear accidents resulting in plutonium radiation/contamination of even OUR soil.
The purpose of the video was to quell fears over many nuclear accidents. One bomb accidently dropped on a farm in South Carolina. It's trigger mechanism exploded on impact and left a crater 70' wide and 30' deep. Here's a link to "Nuclear accidents"
Click on "Bombs and Bombers" or read the whole page if you want to shake your head in shame. Keep in mind that this is only a partial list (I'd hate to see the whole thing). Prior to 1960 there are several instances where nuclear weapons have been "accidently" dropped and the trigger mechanisms (8k LBs of TNT) have left craters and scattered radiation.. If you go to the site, read "22 January 1968" for sure. America at it's BEST!
Subject: Dated Material, Fails to Discuss Safety Devices
A great resource is the High Energy Weapons Archive web site, which goes into some detail on nuclear weapons and safety devices. Also, you may wish to purchase films from the DOE Historical Nuclear Weapons Film web site.